Tuesday, 16 October 2018

AWH Colour Creations - Week 20

Hi everyone and welcome to Week 20 of the Colour Creations blog hop with the Art with Heart team.
Tonight we're sharing our Gorgeous Grape creations.

Gorgeous Grape 6" x 6" DSP from the Brights Collection

This has got to be the prettiest shade of purple, ever! It is so true to it's name.
I'm still building up my stash of new ink colours, unfortunately I haven't managed to get Gorgeous Grape yet, but with some cardstock on hand that's all I needed to make my card for tonight's hop.

I used Gorgeous Grape for the card base and the Subtle embossed panel. Down the right hand side, I randomly stamped the butterfly from the Painted Glass stamp set in Highland Heather. I chose one of the floral patterns from the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP and glued that onto a piece of Gray Granite which I then offset to the left and popped the whole panel up with dimensionals. I attached a length of the lovely Coastal Cabana Tea Room ribbon and added the bow separately, sticking down with a glue dot. To tie in with the copper edging on the ribbon, I heat embossed the sentiment onto Shimmery White cardstock in copper, as well as the two butterflies in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I gave the butterflies some dimension by gently bending in the middle and then using the handle of the paper-piercing tool to curve the wings under slightly. I ran a small amount of Tombow glue down the centre of the butterflies to attach to the card and keep the dimension on the wings. They will flatten a bit when I put it in an envelope but hopefully not too much.

The sentiment is die-cut with a stitched oval and backed with a regular and scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The butterflies are die-cut with the coordinating Stained Glass thinlits dies.

Thanks for stopping by tonight. We'll be back next Tuesday night to share our Granny Apple Green projects with you all, so be sure to hop online and check those out.

Speaking of checking out, use Catherine's blog link below to see what the rest of the team have created with Gorgeous Grape.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

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  1. This is such a feminine and pretty card Caroline and your butterflies add so much dimension it would be a pity to put this card in an envelope. Thanks for hopping along tonight.

  2. Thanks for the tip with the Tombo for gluing the butterflies down, I love the dimension they provide to the card.

  3. Very Elegant such a pretty card, and I do so much love the subtle Embossing folder.

  4. Gorgeous Caroline, I love the butterflies embossed in copper and the stamped ones down the side of the card really tie the card together. The Subtle embossing folder adds the perfect touch too!


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